Kuo: iPad Pro with ToF sensor and Macbook Pro with scissors keyboard early 2020

Kuo: iPad Pro with ToF sensor and Macbook Pro with scissors keyboard early 2020

ipad pro iconApple will launch a new iPad Pro with a 3D Time of Flight camera – Flight Time – moving backwards in the second quarter of 2020, according to a new report released today by analyst Apple Ming-Chi Kuo. In addition, the future 16-inch Macbook Pro would arrive at the same time, with a new scissors keyboard.

iPad Pro 2020

We have already heard many rumors suggesting a back-end camera system with flight-time technology for Apple's iPhones 2020 and iPad Pro. This time, Kuo specifies that the iPad Pro 2020 will be entitled to its 3D camra ds the next version, expected for spring 2020.

A time-of-flight camera system measures the time it takes for a laser or LED to bounce off objects in a room, providing a precise 3D map of the environment. A late flight camera would also improve the quality of the photos and offer new and improved AR applications. This is what is already on Face ID, the front.

According to a Kuo note in July, two of the 5G iPhones expected to be commercialized in 2020 will also feature 3D rearview camera configurations with flight time objectives (ToF). These are the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Macbook Pro 2020

The analyst also revealed his planned schedule for updating Apple's MacBook line. We have already learned that Apple is considering using a scissors mechanism rather than a butterfly mechanism for its upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro, which should be announced later this month via a specific keynote.

However, Kuo said that after the launch of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, future Macs coming in 2020 will also have a scissor mechanism, which will make the keyboards more durable and less prone to heat and dust breakdowns.

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As for the release date, the first MacBook Pro quip will also come out in the spring of 2020. A very busy moment since Apple is supposed to launch its AR glasses and the iPhone SE 2020.